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Starchild Chapter 12 Part 1"Tanzanite?" Roxanne called out. "Tanzanite! Tanzanite!"
The Jennifer Lawrence lookalike ran outside and caught the blue Gem's attention.
"Roxanne?" Tanzanite craned her neck to see who it was. "What are you doing?"
"Steven told me to get help!"
"He thinks Amethyst is going into labor!"
Tanzanite's eyes widened and all color drained from her face. "Oh dear Selenite..." she muttered rather nervously.
They walked back into the house and towards the couch where Steven was still sitting. Now however, he was cradling Amethyst while she was going through contractions and crying in pain.
"I'm sorry, Amethyst..." he cooed. "Just hold on. You're not leaving yet."
"Do we need to take her to the hospital?" Roxanne asked Tanzanite.
"I don't know." Tanzanite replied uneasily. "Amethyst, how frequently are you getting contractions?"
"Every fifteen minutes, I think." Amethyst spoke between sobbing fits.
"No, okay." Roxanne panicked a bit. "We've still got time, sorta. When's the rest of your g
Starchild Chapter 11It was now the beginning of March. By this time, Amethyst's fate was completely sealed for she was now considered full-term and very likely to have her child anytime now. She knew that soon she'd have to be exanimate, at least in her gem, and join the others before her who'd sacrificed themselves. Steven was actually somewhat nervous about the upcoming birth, too, but at the same time he was looking forward to it. He could hardly wait to be a father; it was a lifelong dream of his, after all. Everybody else (including Greg's new wife Kristina Dee and her daughter Octavia as well as their twins Christian and Phaedra) was waiting anxiously as well, some more trepid than others.
Today was a rather uneventful day, at least at first. Amethyst and Steven were lying on the couch together, bored out of their minds. The violet Gem hadn't enjoyed her pregnancy all that much, since for one, she couldn't really do anything except sit around all day while expecting others to wait on her hand and fo
Starchild Chapter 10For the next several weeks, as Amethyst began to show more and more, she secretly began to name her child Capri. She didn't really care what it was ultimately going to turn out to be, but she knew there was an 87.5% chance it would be a girl. There had always been a disproportionately high number of women among Crystal Gems, which by now had become a very commonly known fact; in fact, for the longest time until the last two centuries or so, the Gems were thought to be an all-female species like the mythical Amazons.
Still, regardless of the statistics, she wanted to make absolute sure that this child made it into the world safe and sound.
Amethyst happened to be fidgeting with the straps of her maternity bra outside the Big Donut one morning when Himika Suzumiya, who had been Mayor Dewey's widow for four years now, suddenly approached her.
"Where'd you come from?" Amethyst asked, slightly annoyed.
"I could ask you the same thing..." Himika inquired. Right away, the Japanese-Amer
Destiny's Child And Her Bridegroom Chapter 3The day had come for young Rose Quartz to tie the knot with her beloved father Nephrite. In a smaller, windowless part of the Temple, the seemingly-recovered lilac priestess Kunzite was fixing the pink Gem's hair into an oversized, frizzled, spiral-textured topknot bun (her hair was that curly) and had just crowned her with the chartreuse, diminutive rumored jewels of a goddess named Sphene Titanite. The stola was snow-white with some wine-colored stripes along the edges. Around the neck was the traditional bulla embossed with some celebratory mottoes and symbols.
"I never thought we'd have to do this with you, dear puella." Kunzite said, misty-eyed. "And especially with your own father..." She sniffled a bit before composing herself again.
"Will the Queen be there?" the young girl asked anxiously. "I've always wanted to meet her."
The metallic blue priestess Shattuckite answered, "Yes. Yes, she will. And so will her companion Zoisite." (Queen Jubilee Diamond had a habit of calling her
Starchild Chapter 9Maude stood there at the golf course, impatiently waiting. Where was that faded-out rocker hippie anyway? He was supposed to pay for "stealing" her golf clubs, which, to her, ranked up high on the list of the worst things to do to a person. It didn't make sense not to show up for something like this, at least in her mind, so what excuse could've he possibly made?
Onion decided to tag along for some reason, presumably so he could sate his sadism by watching Maude beat her victim to a bloody pulp. This made for a rather concerning situation for Roxanne and Amethyst, the remaining two people waiting.
"Are you sure this was a good idea?" Amethyst asked uncertainly. "Because I'm pretty sure having my child take the fall for me is the last thing I'd want to do."
"Look, she intimidates me as much as the next guy." Roxanne replied. "But leaving now would be a terrible idea. Besides, it'd be rude of us."
Amethyst acquiesced. Her super-cute Steven was going to show up soon anyway, so there was r
Starchild Chapter 8Tanzanite had always been one to pontificate on life's hardships (as well as its rewards) and everyone knew this, especially Amethyst. But that's always to be expected if you live with someone like her long enough, even if that someone may as well have figuratively passed her quirks and habits down to the maternal and now regal Pearl.
So, as Tanzanite played back the talk she had with Amethyst in her mind, she couldn't help but wonder what would be the most significant change in everybody's lives following the child's birth. It seemed like a no-brainer that first of all Amethyst would've already usurped her physical form by then. But what else could there be? She was fishing for something that would answer that question, but soon she found her thoughts interrupted when Roxanne suddenly came in.
"Sorry, I wasn't expecting you." Tanzanite said after she craned her neck to meet the Jennifer Lawrence lookalike's face. "What are you still doing here?"
"Oh, um, I need to take a break from Sa
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